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"clasp" in British English

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claspverb [T]

uk   /klɑːsp/  us   /klæsp/
to ​hold someone or something ​firmly in ​yourhands or ​arms: He was clasping the ​vasetightly, ​terrified of ​dropping it. Lie on ​your back, clasp ​yourknees and ​pull them down towards ​yourchest. She clasped her ​son in her ​arms.

claspnoun

uk   /klɑːsp/  us   /klæsp/
(Definition of clasp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clasp" in American English

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claspverb [T]

 us   /klæsp/
to ​hold someone or something ​firmly in ​yourhands or ​arms: He clasped the ​vase, ​afraid he would ​drop it.

claspnoun [C]

 us   /klæsp/
a ​firmhold on something with ​yourarms or ​hands: She had a ​firm clasp on her daughter’s ​hand. A clasp is a ​smallmetaldevice used to ​fasten a ​belt, a ​bag, or a ​piece of ​jewelry.
(Definition of clasp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “clasp”
in Korean 꽉 쥐다…
in Arabic يَحْضُن…
in Malaysian kancing…
in French fermoir…
in Russian обнимать, сжимать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抱緊, 握緊, 抓緊…
in Italian stringere, serrare…
in Turkish kavramak, sıkıca tutmak, yakalamak…
in Polish ściskać…
in Spanish cierre, broche…
in Vietnamese cái móc…
in Portuguese apertar, agarrar, segurar…
in Thai ตัวเกี่ยวให้แน่น…
in German der Haken…
in Catalan estrènyer, agafar…
in Japanese ~を抱きしめる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抱紧, 握紧, 抓紧…
in Indonesian kaitan…
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